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Old August 7th, 2007, 05:24 AM
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This is the first time we will be leaving out of bayonne and i would like to know what time should we get there to avoid long lines. our ship sails at 5:00. We usually leave out of new york and after 11:30 it gets very crowded and the lines are long. Any info would be appreciated. quincy
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Quincy, we leave out of this port in less than a year so we are wondering the same thing.

Also what is there to do in the area, we're flying in a couple of days ahead of the cruise.
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it depends where you are staying. maybe g oing into new york to do some sightseeing or see a play. where is your hotel? quincy
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We're working on that now. Would like a Hilton so we can earn some points or by then use them to "pay" for the room!

We have NEVER been in this area so it's all new to us and we're clueless
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I'd love to take one of the ships that leaves from Bayonne, but I have no idea how to get there. I live up in the Hudson Valley and I usually take the Amtrak/Metro-North or Trailways to NYC. I have no idea how I'd get to Bayonne from the Port Authority Bldg or Penn/Grand Central Station.

I have been limited to Carnival because it is easy to get there.

If anyone has a good idea, please tell me. We're planning a cruise for the spring '08. Please tell me I have an option of taking one of those ships!
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Quincy -

I have cruised from Bayonne three times, all setting sail at 5pm. Each time we made sure we got to the pier around 11:00am-11:30am. The longest we waited to board was about 30 minutes, but I'd rather be at the pier early so I can be one of the first people to board than to be late and watch everyone going ahead of me. The last time we didn't even have to wait, we jumped on the shuttle and were taken directly to the ship.

Just remember, make sure you carry-on isn't too heavy because you can't get into your cabin until 1pm.

Have a great cruise!!

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thanks sharonpsu. thats the answer i was looking for. i noticed that you have taken that cruise to bermuda on explorer. how did you like it. we usually take 7-8 day cruises, so this will be our first time on a shorter cruise. we have been to bermuda twice, and twice it rained so i'm hoping for a sunny day. We do have a balcony this time which is a first also. thanks for the reply. quincy
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I like cruises that are 7-12 nights so my Bermuda cruise seemed to just fly by...it was over before I knew it. But hey, a 5-night cruise is better than a 5-day work week!!! I hope you have sunny days this time around and, enjoy your balcony!

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As a former New Yorker who is knowedgeable about Port Authority,

my guess is that you simply the bus you always do into Port Authority
and then take a bus to the Bayonne Pier from Port Authoity.

It would have to be the Bayonne Pier, NOT Bayonne proper.

Also, call Royal - they will transfer you to customer service.

If not, call Port Authority directly and ask for bus directions.

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Bayonne NJ and Liberty Park are, I believe, one and the same.

But check!

You can see it from the Jersey Turnpike.
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According to the Cape Liberty Cruise Port website - http://www.cruiseliberty.com/dirpark.htm - there are no buses that run directly to the pier.

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From the Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the 99S bus to Bayonne. The 99S bus travels along Kennedy Boulevard into Bayonne and stops on request every three blocks. When you reach 33rd Street and Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, you will be at the closest point on the bus route to the cruise port. Call one of the three Bayonne cab companies to drive you to the cruise port, which is about three miles east of Kennedy Boulevard.
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....It would have to be the Bayonne Pier, NOT Bayonne proper.
Also, call Royal - they will transfer you to customer service.
If not, call Port Authority directly and ask for bus directions.
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• By Bus
From the Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the 99S bus to Bayonne. The 99S bus travels along Kennedy Boulevard into Bayonne and stops on request every three blocks. When you reach 33rd Street and Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, you will be at the closest point on the bus route to the cruise port. Call one of the three Bayonne cab companies to drive you to the cruise port, which is about three miles east of Kennedy Boulevard.
Thank you both for your help. I will try calling Royal Carib 1st to see if they might offer "transfers" of some sort, which I doubt. Other than that, I might have to make a test-run some weekend when I'm free to see how Sharon's instructions work in real-life. If it's crazy, busy, crowded confusing I might not want to do it with luggage for the cruise, but if it's pretty straightforward, it might be a great option. I'm close enough that a test-run is doable.

Thank you both again.
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I agree with Sharon. Last year, we got there at 10:30, and were "fighting" the traffic from the people still getting off.

This year, we got there at 11, and everything went so smoothly. It also helped that they moved the parking to the other side of the terminal.

Check in and check out in Bayonne is a BREEZE!
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I'd love to take one of the ships that leaves from Bayonne, but I have no idea how to get there. I live up in the Hudson Valley and I usually take the Amtrak/Metro-North or Trailways to NYC. I have no idea how I'd get to Bayonne from the Port Authority Bldg or Penn/Grand Central Station.

I have been limited to Carnival because it is easy to get there.

If anyone has a good idea, please tell me. We're planning a cruise for the spring '08. Please tell me I have an option of taking one of those ships!
Go to NYC on the train, call RCI prior to your trip I am SURE they have shuttles that pick up at the train staion, just like they pick up at the airport. If not take a cab. Don't let this stop you.
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